[Tweeters] FW: eBird Report - Point Roberts, 16-Oct-2011

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Tue Oct 18 12:44:46 PDT 2011


A shorter than usual visit to Point Roberts on Sunday produced 48 species. Somewhat unusual were 2 out-of-place SNOW GEESE resting on the waters off Georgia Strait about 200 metres offshore.

There were lots of marine birds off Lighthouse Marine Park (mostly gulls, cormorants, and Common Murres, with a few loons of all 3 regular species). They were not actively feeding, but it looked like there had been a feeding frenzy recently, and the birds were waiting for another school of fish to appear. The commercial fishery opening on Sunday morning was already over-- no fishboats were seen.

I did not find the hoped-for Heermann's Gulls or Ancient Murrelets, but the next 2-3 weeks should be a good time to look for these species at Point Roberts.

Wayne C. Weber
Delta, BC
contopus at telus.net

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Point Roberts, Whatcom, US-WA
16-Oct-2011 2:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
48 species

Snow Goose 2 On Georgia Strait W of Gulf Road!
Gadwall 4
American Wigeon 30
Mallard 40
Northern Pintail 2
Greater Scaup 35
Harlequin Duck 6
Surf Scoter 40
White-winged Scoter 10
Hooded Merganser 8
Red-throated Loon 1
Pacific Loon 4
Common Loon 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 20
Red-necked Grebe 1
Western Grebe 5
Brandt's Cormorant 20
Double-crested Cormorant 80
Pelagic Cormorant 25
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black Turnstone 40
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Mew Gull 10
California Gull 5
Glaucous-winged Gull 200
Common Murre 100
Pigeon Guillemot 3
Rock Pigeon 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 6
Northwestern Crow 15
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2
Pacific Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 12
European Starling 60
Spotted Towhee 5
Fox Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 8
Golden-crowned Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco 10
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Western Meadowlark 1
Purple Finch 2
House Finch 4
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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